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Education & Reality: Kiwanis, Lions and the Freemason Affiliation. Swearing Oaths

Swearing defined by Merriam-Webster states:

1: to utter or take solemnly (an oath) 2a : to assert as true or promise under oath

  • a sworn affidavit

  • swore to uphold the Constitution

b : to assert or promise emphatically or earnestly

  • swore he'd study harder next time

3a : to put to an oath : administer an oath to b : to bind by an oath

  • swore them to secrecy

4obsolete : to invoke the name of (a sacred being) in an oath5: to bring into a specified state by swearing

  • swore his life away

In Scripture we are told not to swear:

Leviticus 5:1 And if a soul sin, and hear the words of swearing, and is a witness, whether he has seen or known of it; if he do not utter it, then he shall bear his iniquity. states that iniquity is:

noun, plural iniquities.

1.gross injustice or wickedness.

2.a violation of right or duty; wicked act; sin.

Leviticus 5:4 Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knows of it , then he shall be guilty in one of these.

Scripture on swearing New Testament:

James 5: 12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not falsely, neither by heaven, neither by earth, neither by any other oath; but let your yea be yea, and your nay, nay, lest you fall into condemnation.

Definition of condemnation:

  • There was strong condemnation of the new regulation.

2: the act of condemning or state of being condemned

  • condemnation of the prisoner

  • condemnation of the building

To avoid condemnation, one should watch who they are affiliated. Especially if they call themselves doing good works and deeds. The Kiwanis Club is a group that say the help children yet are affiliated with the freemasons.

Proverbs 12:26 The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour; but the way of the wicked seduces them.

Proverbs 13:20 He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

History of Kiwanis Club:

  • The name “Kiwanis” was coined from the Ojibwe language expression derived from the word giiwanizi meaning to "fool around":[6] ningiiwaniz, which is found in the Baraga Dictionary as "nin Kiwanis", meaning "I make noise; I am foolish and wanton" or "I play with noise".[7] However, Random House Dictionary claims that it comes from one of the Algonquian languages to mean "to make oneself known"[8] but in Ojibwe and other related Algonquian languages, this expression would be gikendami'idizo. The organization's founders translated it as "We build," which became the original motto of Kiwanis. In 2005 the organization chose a new motto, "Serving the Children of the World".[9] Members of the club are called Kiwanians.

Isaiah 9:9-10 And all the people shall know, even Ephrayim, and the inhabitant of Someron (Sameria),that they say in pride and stoutness of heart, 10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will rebuild with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, ut we will change them to cedars.

Kiwanis Affiliations:

1. Planned Parenthood: Abortion affiliation: but isn't their moto "Serving the Children of the World?"

  • New boycott list identifies charitable groups tied to Planned Parenthood. Life Decisions International’s latest boycott list identifies such groups as the Salvation Army, the March of Dimes, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the AARP, Lions Clubs, the American Cancer Society, Camp Fire Girls, Girl Scouts, Kiwanis Clubs, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Rotary Clubs, the YWCA and the YMCA, being tied to PP, either through donations or joint programs.

  • The Kiwanis Thrift Sale funds projects at many charities and social agencies. Below is a partial list of those that have received support:

  • Packard Community Clinic Peace Neighborhood Center Perry Nursery School Planned Parenthood Polish American Congress Pregnancy Counseling Center

2. Sponsored by Masonic Temples:

  • The activities of the Monett Masonic Lodge were described for the Monett Kiwanis Club at a recent meeting. Skip Smith, Worshipful Master of Masonic Lodge #129, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, in Monett, reported Monett's lodge was chartered in 1890. The lodge has held meetings ever since, making it the oldest organization in Monett with continuous meetings.

  • The AF and AM is one of the oldest fraternal organizations in the world and has six million members. Free Masonry has been documented for more than 1,000 years, back to England in 950 A.D. The Grand Lodge is the state administrative body, sponsoring charity activities and coordinating events statewide

  • One of the more prominent programs conducted by the local lodge is the Missouri Child Identification Program (MoCHIP). For the last five years, the Monett lodge has sponsored the program, gathering information for families about their children on a disc. The information is compatible with the national Amber Alert system.

  • The lodge keeps no records of the children's identifications, only the consent form from the parents. Around 150,000 children have been documented by the program. The information has helped to find eight missing children who were returned to their families.

The Lion's Club

1 History:

Melvin Jones (January 13, 1879 – June 1, 1961) was the Secretary-treasurer of Lions Clubs International.

He was born in Fort Thomas, Arizona (at that time the Arizona Territory). His father was a captain in the United States Army. In 1886 or '87, the family moved east when his father was transferred. Melvin Jones settled in Chicago, where he studied at the Union Business and Chaddock Colleges of Quincy, Illinois. At age 33 he was the sole owner of his own insurance agency in Chicago and became a member of the local business circle, and was elected secretary shortly thereafter. Melvin Jones was also a Freemason.

2 Mason Affiliation:

Given that many Freemasons are members of Lions Clubs, and its founder, Melvin Jones, was also a Freemason,[29] modern conspiracy theories have claimed that the Lions are connected to and act cohesively with Freemasonry. One example is found on Martha F. Lee's Conspiracy Rising: Conspiracy Thinking and American Public Life. It says that the "Freemasons are apparently in cahoots with the Lions Clubs and involved in plots ranging from the distribution of aspartame to control the human mind, to the death of John Paul I, to an apparent plot to spread Zionism."[30]

This perception, according to a Freemasonry website, can be traced to John Robison and the Abbé Barruel's unfounded writings on the causes of the French Revolution, Léo Taxil's late 19th-century hoax and the debunked Protocols of the Elders of Zion. The charter's current status within Hamas, the Masonic website claims, is unclear.[31] It has never been formally adopted since Hamas was elected as the Palestinian government in 2006.

While there is no direct link between the Lions and the Masons, they are compatible and may have overlapping membership, as evidenced by a speech delivered in 2004 to a Lions Club by a Mason named James F. Kirk-White.[32] The topic of the talk was "Sharing Freemasonry Within Your Community". That Masons recruit from fraternal organizations such as the Lions among others. Their compatibility, moreover, is evidenced by the Masons in Albion, New York offering space for the Lions at a Masonic Lodge.[33] Others also believe that the Lions Clubs actually are a "secret society" that has a great deal of secret ritual within its structure.[34] According to them the Lions are one of those social groups belonging to a secret society that demand an oath of allegiance to join.[35]

Controversial German Author, Jan Udo Holey, often known by his penname Jan van Helsing, wrote in his 1995 book Geheimgesellschaften und ihre Macht im 20. Jahrhundert(Secret Societies and Their Power in the 20th Century) that the Lions was founded by the B'nai B'rith in Chicago in 1917 and that, like the Freemasons and other secret societies, 90% of its members are used by the elites and have no inkling of what happens in the upper echelons. Holey explained that in the lower degrees of the hierarchy these organizations are much into social work and present really good programs.[36]

  • As Kirk-White explains, masons are welcome in Lions Clubs, and vice versa. That Masons recruit from fraternal organizations such as the Lions, Rotary, Kiwanis, etc. is also well-known. I have seen some statements claiming that these clubs are actually part of the Mason network – sort of like front groups – but I have yet to find any credible evidence to support these claims. Our radio listeners wrote in with other concerns about the Lions Clubs that you should be made aware of:

  • MS wrote: I wanted to tell you and the listening audience that the Lions Clubs are listed in The Boycott List of Life Decision International ( They are listed in Section IV in the Dishonorable Mention section because the Lions Clubs allow local chapters to fund Planned Parenthood.”

3.Donations to Planned Parent Hood

That list from LDI includes the following new groups: Comic Relief, Eagles Clubs, Elks Clubs, Elton John AIDS Foundation, and the Red Cross. Continuing members of the list of nonprofits that associate with Planned Parenthood include: AARP, American Cancer Society, Amnesty International, Audubon Society, Boys & Girls Clubs, Camp Fire, Dr. Phil Foundation, Girl Scouts, Girls Inc., Human Rights Watch, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Kiwanis Clubs, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Lions Clubs, March of Dimes, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Rotary Clubs, Salvation Army, Save the Children, Sierra Club, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, YMCA, and YWCA.

Isaiah 5:20 Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.

Bottom Line:

Why is there a need to set up and continue organizations, especially when people are beginning to see through their agendas? Not everyone who is affiliated with clubs, societies and organizations are bad people; but the point is this: if you Say you are for children and then support organizations like Planned Parenthood Then Scriptures listed are in Full Effect.

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Kiwanis Club:

The Tiffin Kiwanis Club was organized at a meeting of 36 men in The Shawhan Hotel on October 4, 1928. The Club received it’s charter from Kiwanis International on November. 15, 1928 in a meeting at The Masonic Temple with The Fostoria Club being the sponsor.

As we’ve been noting, lots going on this Saturday, and one of the earliest events was a big hit: The Kiwanis Club of West Seattle‘s 70th annual Pancake Breakfast at the Masonic Center in The Junction! Above, that’s the crowd when we stopped by in the third hour.

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